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Kansas State University

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

94.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$25,492

Average Salary in 10 Years

$51,900
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Kansas State University

Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas. It is a large public school part of the Kansas State University System system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 18,488 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 94.1%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. 63% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $41,400.

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About
šŸ—ŗ 919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
šŸŒ www.k-state.edu
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Admissions
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Kansas State University has around 8,517 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 42% decide to enroll at Kansas State University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 8,517 applicants 50% are men and 50% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 100 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 100 men.

Kansas State University's acceptance rate is 94.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 94.2% and the acceptance rate for women is 94.1%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Kansas State University?

Number of Applicants

8,517

Number of Applicants per Spot

3
per spot

Male Applicants

50%

Female Applicants

50%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Kansas State University

Kansas State University Acceptance Rate

94.1%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

94.2%

Female Acceptance Rate

94.1%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Kansas State University?

Kansas State University Admissions Yield

42%
of accepted students choose to go to Kansas State University

Male Admissions Yield

44%

Female Admissions Yield

40%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

63%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

61%

Women Graduation Rate

65%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Kansas State University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$17,023
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$25,492
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$34,922
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$19,565
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$22,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$239
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Kansas State University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Kansas State University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

88%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

47%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Kansas State University you can visit www.k-state.edu/sfa.

Kansas State University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $34,922
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $19,565
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Kansas State University?

Kansas State University students, on average, make $51,900 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Kansas State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

5.8%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Kansas State University.

Median Earnings of Students from Kansas State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Kansas State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Kansas State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Kansas State University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Kansas State University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Kansas State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Kansas State University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Kansas State University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

18
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$111,256
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Kansas State University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

81%

Undergrads

18,488

Total Students

22,795
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

8%

Students over 25

10%

Student Median Household Income

$59,909
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

47%
of undergraduates

Men

53%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

Kansas State University has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 113 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 89 women.

International Students

5%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Kansas State University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Kansas State University study?

Kansas State University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Kansas State University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
  3. Engineering
  4. Social Sciences
  5. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Approximately 59% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Kansas State University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

84%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

42%

Students Who Transfer Out of Kansas State University

25%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Kansas State University has a retention rate of 84% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

1,200
6% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Kansas State University has around 1,200 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 6% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Kansas State University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in Kansas
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Kansas tends to be More Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 36% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 56% voted for the Republican party, and 5% voted for neither.

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